Irish wildflowers

Perennial Glasswort, Sarcocornia perennis
Photos: Co. Wexford

Perennial Glasswort
Sarcocornia perennis
Lus gloine buan
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering August - September. Perennial. Native.

Very small flowers in groups of three in leaf-axils, central flower most prominent. Forms large tussocks, stems woody at base, ascending green to orange-yellow shoots. Flowering and non-flowering shoots present. Height to 30cm.

Very rare, on tidal mud in coastal salt-marsh, Co. Wexford

Similar: Glassworts, Salicornia agg.


Perennial Glasswort, Sarcocornia perennis       Perennial Glasswort, Sarcocornia perennis


Perennial Glasswort, Sarcocornia perennis
Perennial Glasswort. September 2010

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